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December 21, 2010 2:15:21 AM

Ok, so everything is in place, etc. just need to connect stuff.

I've currently connected the psu to two different slots on the motherboard, one being a 24 pin slot, another being a 4 pin slot. I've also connected the case fans to slots on the motherboard. My question now is what do i do. What do i connect? a friend told me the gpu. Here's the back of my gpu:

I have a couple connectors from my psu that are six-pin, they are labeled pci-e. However, only two of the six connections are square, as in the picture there should be three. Should i plug two into the back of this? i want to say yes, but better safe than sorry (short the gpu)

I also have a ssd, with nothing that goes into the back of it. i have yet to look into the back of normal hard drive, but here's the back of my ssd:

next i have to connect every other component to the mobo... or the psu... or both.. right? i'm a little lost...

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a b ) Power supply
December 21, 2010 7:32:00 PM


What power supply do you use ?

Also, what are your total system specs ?
a b V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
December 21, 2010 7:52:04 PM

Te PCI-E cables will work, if it fits it was designed to work we have international standards like this for a reason. Same with the hard drive cables. The small connector on the hard drive is for the SATA cable (which is either included witht he SSD or the motherboard) which connects to the motherboard, and the larger one is for the power connector.

This is what a SATA power connector looks like

And this is a SATA data cable (that connects to the motherboard:
a c 313 V Motherboard
a b ) Power supply
December 21, 2010 7:55:43 PM

Hi k0ffle and welcome to Tom's forum.

You only need somethings to connect all those: GPU quick installation guide, SSD quick installation guide and PSU quick installation guide.